AOC is committed to providing high-quality services that are both useful and accessible to all potential users, including individuals with disabilities.
Section 508 refers to a portion of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) that requires Federal agencies to meet specific accessibility standards when buying, developing, maintaining, or using information technology. This law was enacted to eliminate barriers in the provision of electronic information for people with disabilities and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The accessibility standards associated with Section 508 are designed to ensure that electronically delivered information is available to as many people as possible. The practical application of this goal most frequently applies to information that is presented to the general public and to Federal employees through the Internet, typically in the form of U.S. Government Web sites.
AOC remains current on Section 508 changes, updates, best practices through information provided at these locations: